Nicki Minaj Thanks Missy Elliott for ‘Kicking Down Doors’ Ahead of MTV VMA Video Vanguard Honor Missy Elliott, the 2019 recipient of the MTV VMA Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award hopped on Twitter to congratulate Nicki Minaj. Nicki is the recipient of the award at this years award show. Nicki replied to Missy, OMG thank you Missy. You kicked down this door. Nothing but love & respect for your iconic artistry. Nicki is now the second female rapper to receive this award. Missy was the first. The VMAs are on August 28th. What is your favorite Nicki Minaj music video? What is your favorite Missy music video?
FILE - Nicki Minaj presents the award for favorite duo or group - pop/rock at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, in this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, file photo. The 64-year-old father of rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York, police said. Robert Maraj was walking along a road in Mineola on Long Island at 6:15 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a car that kept going, Nassau County police said. Maraj was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, FIle)